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Tikhat Keli

Spicy Banana side dish.


Bananas (yellow)- 4

Cilantro chopped- 2 tb.sp

Green chilli chopped- 2

Sugar- ½ tsp

Cumin seed- ½ tsp

Clarified butter- 11/2 tbsp

Salt- 1tsp

Fresh coconut grated- ½ cup

Milk- ½ cup


Cut bananas approx. 8 pieces each.

Heat clarified butter in a saucepan. Add cumin seeds and green chillies.

Add bananas, fresh coconut, milk, sugar and salt.

Cook for 4-5 minutes and garnish with cilantro.

Makes 2-3 servings.

Serve warm with sabudana khichadi, rajgira thalipeeth or an entree of your choice.

Kothimbirichi chutney

Cilantro chutney


Cilantro- 1 bunch

green chillies chopped- 4

Sugar- 11/2 tsp

cumin seed- 11/2 tsp

Garlic chopped- 1tsp

Salt- 1tsp

Lemon juice- 2 tb.sp


Add all the ingredients to a grinder and grind to make a fine paste.

Can be used to make sandwiches or used as a dip with appetizers of choice.  

Aditi Joshi